Two apprentices studying with Blackburn-based Training 2000, the largest Group Training Association in England, have been recognised at the annual North West Aerospace Alliance New Talent Awards (NWAA).
The awards are part of the NWAA’s Take off In Aerospace Campaign aimed at encouraging young people in to the industry by changing the image of careers in aerospace and engineering sectors.
The glittering ceremony, held at the Imperial War Museum, Manchester on 28 November 2013, saw awards being given to the region’s best emerging talent, along with the training providers and companies which support their work.
Ryan Worthington, 20, from Preston, walked away with the ‘One to Watch’ trophy and Tamas Bodis, 39 from Chorley, received the runner-up prize in the Best Apprentice category. Both work for Rolls Royce in Barnoldswick.
Training 2000’s engineering manager, Paul Duerden, said: “The NWAA New Talent Awards celebrate the region’s best aerospace engineering apprentices and we are very proud that two of our apprentices have been recognised for their hard work and dedication.”
Martin Wright, Chief Executive Officer at NWAA, said: “The New Talent Awards ceremony is an important event for new engineers and technicians in the North West. These people are the future of our industry and it’s great to see the exciting activities they are involved in. It is essential that we recognise and reward this emerging talent to keep graduates and apprentices interested in the industry to address the skills gap currently facing aerospace and advanced manufacturing.”